Lena is the center of organization and communication in UB, creating projects, handling paperwork, meeting with local ministers and entities, managing the whole team, checking the work that is done but also advising the team.
Somehow, Lena can always find a solution to anything. She is also famous for being able to find her team at any time in any place.
She will, for example, in very remote areas, find a way to contact the army (the only people with a satellite phone), then find a nomad on a horse who will ride out to find us and give us whatever message she thinks we need or in case she needs a report from us on time.
She works hard with an efficiency none of us can reach. But behind this strong hand, Lena has a big heart and more than anything cares about all of us and all the communities she is working with.
Our quiet wisdom
Tavis is very important for the communication between the communities and the team of our NGO.
He is our voice of wisdom.
At the same time, he is working as the mayor of Sogog.
Strength and experience of a Kazakh woman
Kulshash, she is the courage but also the experience of our team. Her life and experience as a Kazakh nomadic herder woman is inestimable for our work.
She is very hard working - successfully running the Sogog kindergarten and other branches as well. Many times she was awarded by the Mongolian government for her
You will often find Kulshash tiptoeing on top of a chair (due to the phone network) while shouting and discussing plans on the phone with Lena.